Today marks the day when the tech giant LG’s carrier phones namely LG Spirit (H440N) and LG Magna received Android’s latest offering (that is if you exclude the Beta Android N) Android Marshmallow (6.0). The phones were unveiled with Android Lollipop and are now receiving the major update to Marshmallow. The update has already started rolling out across several European countries as we speak.
The update to LG’s entry-level Magna handset started last night when the update was first spotted in Greece to smartphones bearing the model number LG-H500f. However, this suggests that the rest of the European countries offering LG’s handsets would also receive the updates pretty soon. The update is not a European exclusive; it will be pushed across to LG’s devices operating globally.
LG Magna was the tech giant’s budget offering for people who demand an entry-level smartphone. The phone was launched back in 2015 and ran Android 5.0.1 Lollipop. It is heart-warming to see that LG has not decided to discontinue support to its lower cost handsets and is covering them with the same zeal as their premium handsets. The Marshmallow update would allow Magna users to experience plenty of new Android features which include Google Now on Tap (a virtual assistant which allows you to grasp information present on your screen) Doze Battery Management (which snoozes battery hogging applications, thereby increasing battery performance) and the improved app permissions (which allow you to restrict applications from accessing your device if you so wish). LG has till yet not published any patch notes, so there might be a few features and fixes under the hood.
Presently the update is rolling across Greece so it might be a while till the update rolls out to your region. However, it is advisable to keep an eye out for the OTA notification but if you are getting impatient then you can always force a manual update check through the settings menu. Do let us know if you have received the update in your region by commenting below.